Current...

New video and photographic material illustrating the current trucking fleet are continually being added to these pages.

I specialise in capturing the seldom seen side of the industry, such as the Fulton Hogan SLT Heavy Haul clip below.

If you've got a special shift, or back-country haul that deserves to be recorded for posterity - click here to contact me.  

Click here to see more of this shift.


Past...

I'm on a mission to save as much old 8mm and 16mm footage pertaining to our industry as I can.

What we save will be uploaded to this site, for the industry to see. It's expensive to convert film-stock to digital, however - it needs to be done before more valuable history ends up in the tip.

The same applies to old photos. Click on the Photos-early menu at the the top of the page to see the genesis of where I want to go with this. Again - I just want to save this material from the dump, and create an archive that everyone can contribute to and search.

The managing director of Road Metals (formerly North Otago Road Metals (NORM)), Murray Francis,  shot this material when he was driving - and its a great example of what I want to save and have displayed for the industry to view.

The big picture...

From now on, I'm scaling back my involvement with the print media and writing for trucking magazines in order to concentrate more on videoing the industry - and making mini-documentaries about the people, the equipment and the environment our industry works in as time and resources allow.

I've already got a body of work built up from the TRUCK FILES series of dvds, most of which is on show in this site.

Click on the 'Back Country' menu tab to see some of the chapters or material pertaining to some of our unique operating environments.



Videos and Pix from the VAULT...

RIP - the Waitaki Bridge(s)

Opened in 1881, the two single lane bridges that spanned the two braids of the Waitaki river are now no longer in use after the second span was officially opened last month.

At 256-metres and 140-metres, the two wooden bridges were quite an engineering feat back in the 1880s, and the fact that they are still standing over one of the most powerful rivers in the country is a testament to the original bridge-builders skill.

Cromwell based Summerland Transport are regular users of this bridge, and we've used these shots of 'Pasta Louis' and 'Jelley Baby' crossing the bridge back in 2011as a homage to the old structure.

Read the Coronado test when these photos were taken here.

See the rest of the photos -here (Coronado shoot).




Click here for the one news item regarding this bridge prior to the work starting.

Back in time....

Something for you guys that appreciate the sound of hard working 'Jimmy' or old Cummins and like trucks from the sixties and seventies.

This clip is an assemblage of all the trucks that were on the run to commemorate one of the earliest Kenworth's to work in New Zealand - Steptoe, which has been restored and is now owned by Ian Storey.


Historic Mack Attack...

For those who prefer Mack gear - here is a short compilation of Macks caught at work around New Zealand starting with Road Metal's Murray Francis recording their Macks at work during the think-big era through to Vern Higgins mighty Titan at work in the Kaingaroa.

HOT NEWS

RTF RESPONDS...

to the recent $212 million roading package..  read the press release



MACK TRIBUTE

Have a look at this Mack that was put on the road to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied invansion of Normandy - D-Day for those of you who don't know their history....


more here

THE FACE OF THE FUTURE

There are some significant developments under test in Europe that will change the face of road-transport, and address the critical world-wide lack of drivers in the industry.

read more (with videos) here

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EARTH, WIND & TYRES

Every few years I produce a New Zealand specific trucking DVD - The Truck Files, which is up to its 6th edition with this latest one.

Titled Earth, Wind and Tyres - this DVD is a compilation of some of the more significant trucks that have gone to work over the last couple of years, as well taking a look at back-country trucking in places most of us will never get to visit.

Go to this link to find out a bit more about the DVD

This is a snap shot of our industry and will make a great present to yourself or other truckers or people with an interest in the industry.

The aim is to showcase the industry, the landscapes and some of the people involved in road transport in this country.

  Allied Petroleum have helped with some of the production costs and we aim to start producing these on a more regular basis now that technology is allowing the process to become quicker and cheaper.

We'll be asking you what you'd like to see, and how you'd like to see it so we can get more trucking Kiwi trucking content out there.